TLF ID M008755
This is a black-and-white print celebrating the Proclamation of Emancipation by US President Abraham Lincoln in 1863. The text includes the all-important words 'all persons held as slaves within any States, or designated part of the State, the people whereof shall be in rebellion against the United States, shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free'. Beside the text are vignettes of slavery. Below the text is a scene of southern agriculture rising from the ruins of war. The engraving was by W Roberts and the printing by Corydon Alvord of New York.